How to fix assert from ProcRRSetProviderOutputSource.

Michal Srb msrb at
Thu Jun 5 05:59:21 PDT 2014


When you have two graphic cards that both have Source Output and Sink Output 
capabilities (intel and nouveau for example). It's very easy to flip 
parameters of xrandr --setprovideroutputsource and attempt to provide outputs 
of the main screen to the slave screen.

That triggers assert fault in:

And whole X server crashes. I would like to fix it, but I am not sure what 
would be the best approach:

1) Add check to ProcRRSetProviderOutputSource and return BadValue when the 
provider is the main screen.

2) Filter out Sink Output capability of the main screen, that way 
ProcRRSetProviderOutputSource would also return BadValue and xrandr and other 
tools will be aware in advance that the screen can not work as Sink Output.

3) Something else?

Michal Srb

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